One day when heaven was filled with His praises

One day when heaven was filled with His praises,
  One day when sin was as black as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin—
  Dwelt among men, my example is He!
  Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
  Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:
    One day He’s coming—O glorious day!
One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain,
  One day they nailed Him to die on the tree;
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected;
  Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He.
One day they left Him alone in the garden,
  One day He rested, from suffering free;
Angels came down o’er His tomb to keep vigil;
  Hope of the hopeless, my Savior is He.
One day the grave could conceal Him no longer,
  One day the stone rolled away from the door;
Then He arose, over death He had conquered;
  Now is ascended, my Lord evermore.
One day the trumpet will sound for His coming,
  One day the skies with His glory will shine;
Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing;
  Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine!

Boston, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

The words in this hymn represent what Christianity is all about. Without the love of God and His son Jesus, I know that my life would be futile. The Lord brought this hymn to mind during my quiet time this morning. I had not sung it for years and I am feeling so blessed. Thank You Father!


Grapevine, TX, United States

I love this hymn especially the chorus. Our Senior Adult Choir in Beaumont, TX. sang this for years at the assisted living, nursing, and hospice facilities before I moved. The residents loved hearing the truth of the words!!


Perth, WA, Australia

This is an excellent hymn which suit daily worship as well as breaking of bread meeting on Sunday, the Lord's day and also great hymn for gospel outreach. The depth of this hymn is non-comparable with any modern hymns. Thank you.

Betsy D Holtsclaw

Mooresville, Indiana, United States

I go to a wonderful church that blends the old hymns with newer ones. However, my favorites are the old ones, the ones I learned to love when I was a babe in Christ. In my daily devotion, I like to sing them. In my home, alone and with no other distractions, I can sing to the Lord and really "belt 'em out!"


Tallinn, Estonia

Reading comments I wonder why people stay in a church that doesn't sing the hymns. We have let the camel (Satan) stick his nose in the tent, now he is completely in and Godly people are out. Kick out the drums, the contemporary feel-good, syrupy garbage! I don't let ANY songs in our church that are not in the hymnal - and that includes specials!!

Love the Gospel in this hymn!

Paul B Priore

Clearwater, Florida, United States

I so needed to hear this song today. Thanks for being here. The new version with the same words is great, but the hymn is still the best. Brings tears of joy. Happy Easter 2017.

Jim Cullinan

Dumfries, United Kingdom

Thanks. It was very enjoyable to sing the hymns with the music provided. Thank you again.

Jo Anne Eggli

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

As a new Christian I remember loving this song for the message it had in it. So I would sing it to my new born son as I would rock him everyday. Because I love him.and wanted him to know God's love too.

He eventually my son would sing that song with me as I rocked him. It wasn't until I accepted Christ as my Savior God would I hear & honor all those prayers that I prayed for four years before I came to ask Christ to save my soul....then I asked him again, 9 months later God gave me the answer to my prayers. My wonderful brilliant son.

I kept singing to him and I would pray with him and have bible study Gods Word together,

i wanted him to know the Love of God, and His scrafice , what he endured to save all of humanity.

This one song covered it all.

The other one was

"At Calvary "...

Those old hymns say more than anything I've heard from today's music...elevate the


"Years I sent in vanity and pride careing not my Lord was crucified.

Knowing not if was for me HE died, at Calvary."

Mo Schwartz

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Memorial Day "picnic" ...eating inside bc grandma can't go out in the heat...we talked about hymns & I looked this one up on my phone...besides being amazed that I could look this up on my phone...we wife & 3 children sang / listened to all 5 verses..loved having the piano accompanying us...


Maybrook, New York, United States

One Easter about 50 years ago my pastor, Rev. Beatrice Dodge, had us children sing this as a special. Today, almost 50 years later to the day I thought of the words. Thank God for the Internet. God bless everyone who had a part in uplifting my heart in words, music, and comments. God is so good; what must Heaven be like? Eternal joy, peace, celebration, glory, life, fellowship, ...everything from the heart of love of God. I hope all who read this will know and experience that Jesus made it all possible for those who have made the choice for returning the love in living for God here, that we might live with God there. God be all you need for today and every day!

In this gospel campaign we will also use Hymns, #987, which is an excellent gospel hymn written by the American evangelist J. Wilbur Chapman. In Chapman's days, the prevailing theology was the theology taught by the modernists. The modernists said that the Lord Jesus was not God, that His death had not been for redemption, and that He had not been resurrected. Therefore, Chapman purposely wrote this hymn of five verses. The first verse is on the birth of the Lord Jesus, the second verse is on His death, the third verse is on His burial, the fourth verse is on His resurrection, and the fifth verse is on His coming back. This hymn not only has a dignified tune, but its chorus is also particularly well written, pointing out the subject matter of all five verses. The chorus says, "Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me; / Buried, He carried my sins far away; / Rising, He justified freely forever: / One day He's coming—O glorious day!" The content of this hymn is proper and rich, and the tune is dignified.

The hymn we just sang, hymn 987, was written at the beginning of this century. It was written by an American brother. At that time, the liberal theology was flourishing, which said that the Bible is not the word of God, that miracles are not real, and that the resurrection of Jesus was merely a resurrection of His ideas. It also said that there are neither angels nor demons.


This hymn has five verses. The first verse speaks of Jesus' incarnation. The second tells of His crucifixion. The third verse speaks of His burial, the fourth, of His resurrection, and the fifth, of His second coming. The last phrase of the fifth verse says, "This Jesus is mine!" What the author was saying at the end was "This is my Jesus! My Jesus is not the Jesus that you modernists claim to know. My Jesus was incarnated because He loved me. He was crucified to save me and buried to take my sins far away. He rose to justify me freely forever, and one day He is coming back to receive me."